Written by Godfrey AKON

TETFund tasks tertiary institutions on improved service delivery

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has charged the 226 public tertiary institutions under its interventions to ensure efficient service delivery for Nigerian higher institutions to compete favourably with the best in the world.

The fund warned that its desire to achieve results, in line with its mandate, could be jeopardized if beneficiary tertiary institutions render dysfunctional services.

Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, stated this in Abuja at a workshop organised by the fund for nodal officers and directors of quality assurance of the 226 beneficiary institutions with the theme: "building skills for effective service delivery."

Bogoro noted that the workshop being the first of its kind, was organised by the fund to engender synergy between the agency and its beneficiary institutions.

"We want to achieve result as TETFund in line with our mandate; however, this could be jeopardized if there are dysfunctional in our beneficiary institutions.

"The hallmark of the fund is built on the bedrock of effectiveness and efficiency. This is because of the anticipated impact we seek to achieve in all our beneficiary institutions," he said.

Represented by the Director, Office of the Executive Secretary, TETFund, Arch. Uchendu Wogwu, he said the theme of the workshop was crafted on the premise of building skills for effective skills in the benefiting institutions.

The TETFund boss said the training would equip participants with skill-oriented ideas in the face of global competitiveness, adding that key objectives of building skills for effective service delivery will be extensively delivered by experienced resource persons.

According to him, areas of interest in the training include "Quality assurance methods and enforcement in infrastructure and content abased interventions in the beneficiary institutions," as well as "strategic planning, corporate objectives and call analysis; effective communication and efficient service delivery in the era of ICT," among others.

Speaking on the expected outcome of the workshop, the National Coordinator of SERICOM, Nnena Akajemeli, expressed confidence that the training will enhance better management of processes and systems that would be monitored to also measure compliance.

According to Akajemeli, when processes and systems are monitored to measure compliance, satisfaction and quality service delivery would also be assured.

She further stated that quality and honest feedbacks are expected from the beneficiary institutions at the end of the training; as well as better engagement between the institutions and the service providers in TETFund.

"We expect effective partnership thereafter; and the new intervention guidelines are also here; and so they are going to take them through the processes of these guidelines and what it entails," she said.

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